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Holiday a Day

Jeffrey J Johnson

Featuring holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/holiday-a-day/id899319567. Items in this collection are restricted.

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Sep 27, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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The Chines Mid-Autumn Festival, one of three of the most important festivals in China. Wikipedia If you want to see a youtube video talking about the festival take a look here
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Sep 25, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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The day that hostility started with Portugal for the independence of Mozambique in 1964. Independence was gained on June 25, 1975. Parades, singing, dancing and of course eating. Life in Mozambiqu
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Sep 25, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Sep 23, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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The day to celebrate the different heritages of South Africa.
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Sep 23, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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On September 23, 1932, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was named after two previous attempts create a country were destroyed by the Ottoman Empire.
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Sep 22, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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September 22 is Hobbit Day, the day that both Bilbo and Frodo were born according to The Lord of the Rings. It is celebrated by fans of the series by having banquets and parties in the fashion of the opening of the Fellowship of the Rings or some may just go barefoot in honor of Hobbits. Also on the 22nd are the independence day of both Bulgaria and Mali from the Ottoman Empire and France respectively.
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Parent’s Day(South Korea) - In the 1930s groups of Christian communities started to celebrate Mother’s Day and this tradition combined with that of the Confucian culture to make it a day celebrated by the whole country. In 1953 this became an official holiday in the country but people talked about including a Father’s Day as well and the decision was to make the day for both mothers and fathers and in 1973 the day was designated as Parent’s Day   VE Day - The date when the...
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May 7, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Defender of the Fatherland Day - Kazakhstan celebrates the 20th anniversary of the establishment of their independent country and the formation of their armed forces. The name of the holiday echoes back to the time when the country was part to the Soviet Union (many of the former countries still celebrate that but on September 23). This is a day to thank all those who have served the country both past and present.   Ref: http://kazworld.info/?p=21334
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May 6, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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International No Diet Day - Started by Mary Even Young in 1992 as a response to society's fixation on thinness, ineffectual nature of diets and bullying. She intended the day to bring awareness to people that they should feel good about themselves and not try to live by society's standards. Originally in England it spread around the globe and while it may be used by restaurants and other food marketing companies to suggest indulging in food, it really is for people to feel comfortable with...
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May 5, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Cinco de Mayo - The fifth of May is celebrated in the United States but not for the reason most Americans think. This is a Mexican holiday mostly in the state of Puebla, when on May 5th, 1862 the Mexican Army defeated the French Army in a battle that looked to be in favor of the French, this is not Mexican Independence Day which is in September. The battle had little real impact in the conflict between France and Mexico other than boosting the moral of the Mexican soldiers. Today it is seen as...
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The Restoration of Independence of Latvia - Annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, the independent nation of Latvia declared their independence in 1980. It announced it would reinstate the constitution of 1922 and keep laws in force the had been established during the occupation while a new constitution was written. One of the Baltic states that made up the Iron Curtain during the time of the Soviet Union, this helped establish those countries as independent nations with their own cultural...
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May 3, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Constitution Memorial Day(Japan) - Part fo the the Golden Week festival in Japan. This is the day that in 1947 the current constitution came into effect. It is a day to reflect on democracy and the government of Japan. Constitution Day(Poland) - The Polish constitution was ratified in 1791 and has been called the first of it’s kind in Europe. The King of the time, who is considered to have written it even though many people had influence on it, said it took the best parts of the American and...
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Indonesia National Education Day - Started in 1908 by the founder of the present educational system in Indonesia where his philosophy “we can help others learn by coaching and mentoring”   Teacher’s Day Bhutan and Iran - For Bhutan this is the birth anniversary of the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who instituted modern education system in Bhutan. In Iran this originally marked the day when Abulhassan Khan'ali, a teacher who was martyred in front of the National Parliament in 1961. It has...
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May 1, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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May Day - Around the world May 1st has come to represent one of two different things or a combination of them. Through out much of Europe, prior to the Christian dominance this was a time of year to celebrate the summer. Often a fertility festival there are still rights that are observed today. In parts of England there is the Map Pole which will have people dance around it and the crowning of the May Queen. This was a time of year when most of the planting would be done and a good time to give...
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Apr 30, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Children’s Day (Mexico) - Classes set aside this day for the children often suspending lessons for games and other activities. The children will also bring food to share with classmates. Parks and other facilities will have special activities for them and parents will often give them presents. The day started in 1925. Reunification Day or Black April (Vietnam) - Depending on your perspective this is either a day to celebrate or mourn. The fall of Saigon happened on April 30, 1975 and marked...
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Apr 29, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Shōwa Day - The start of what is now known as Golden Week in Japan, Shōwa was formally celebrated as the emperor’s birthday in Japan. Emperor Hirohito reigned for 63 years, during which World War II occurred. The day was a celebration of the emperor in the past but now is looked at as a day to reflect on his time as ruler of the country. Golden Week is one of the longest counties times off people get in Japan and much traveling is done then. Many companies will shut down altogether during...
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Apr 28, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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National Day of Mourning (Canada) - Established to remember those who have died or been injured on the job in Canada, it is observed by the national flag being flown at half staff during the day at government buildings and a moment of silence observed at 11:00. The official started in 1984 when the Canadian Union of Public Employees announced it and in 1985 the Canadian Labour Congress declared it to be an annual event. The government made it an officially sponsored day in 1990. Since then over...
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Apr 27, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Freedom Day South Africa - Celebrates and is a reminder of the first post-apartheid election which were held in 1994. Koningsdag or King’s Day in The Netherlands - The day of the King’s birthday people celebrate by having a free market, where people will sell second hand items and often dying their hair orange. It is the one day of the year that you do not need a permit to sell things on the street. Many festivals and concerts also happen on this day, with everyone joining in the...
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Apr 26, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Union Day Tanzania - The day that in 1964 Tamganyika and the People’s Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba joined together to for the country of Tanzania. Located on the southeastern shore of Africa it has a population of around 47 million people.
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Apr 25, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Red Hat Day - A society initially intended for women over the age of 50, but now includes women of all ages, it started because Sue Ellen Cooper gave a friend a red bowler hat and a poem by Jenny Joseph which starts off with the lines “When I am an old women I shall wear purple With a red hat that does not go and doesn’t suit me” Today it is a group that gets together and enjoys activities that can be of almost any kind. With over 40,000 chapters around the world there the options are...
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Apr 24, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Republic Day in Gambia - The day Gambia became a republic in the Commonwealth, a nation in north east Africa of around 2 million people. The Gambia became an independent nation in 1965.   Democracy Day Nepal - In 2006, the King of Nepal announced on television that the House of Representatives would be reformed. This marked a shift from a non democratic nation to one governed by voting. Nepal, a small country of around 27 million people is in south asia between India and China. Concord Day -...
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Apr 23, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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World Book Day - A day to promote reading, publishing and copyright around the world.  Sponsored by UNESCO and first celebrated in 1995.   International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day - Started in 2007 as a reaction to a statement by author Howard V. Hendrix who felt that stories being published on the internet for free, specifically sci-fi and fantasy were causing the venerated art of being an author to fall into disrepute. Far too much garbage going out. Jo Walton called for the...
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Apr 22, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Apr 21, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Grounation Day - Rastafari movement. Second most holy day for the Rastafarians, it is the day that Haile Selassie (Emperor of Ethiopia) visited Jamaica. Considered the incarnation of God to those of the Rastafarian faith. Kartini Day - The day that Kartini of Indonesia was born. She went on to help win the emancipation and equal rights of women in the country.
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Apr 20, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Apr 17, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Flag Day for America Samoa. Day of Silence - A day to show support for the LGBT community against harassment and bullying in school. Students will refrain from speaking today to draw attention to this. Started in 1996 at the University of Virginia, people from all of the United States now participate.  www.dayofsilence.org
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Apr 16, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Still working on getting this podcast up and running for each day, be kind.
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Apr 15, 2015 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Just trying to get my podcast started. Be kind and do try back again if you happen to happen to come accross this.
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Aug 16, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 12th 2014 we celebrate   Xicolatada   Years ago August 15th was a festival day (not sure what for or why) in Catalonia and the people would drink to excess. A local merchant said that hot chocolate was the best cure for hangovers and offered them to the town folks.  This turned into a tradition that has lasted for over 300...
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Aug 15, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 15th 2014 we celebrate   Gwangbokjeol (South Korean Independence Day)   Celebrating the day when Korea was liberated from Japan in 1945. It is also the day when South Korea became its own country 3 years later.  Along with speeches being given by important politicians, most museums and public transportation are free this day....
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Aug 14, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 14th 2014 we celebrate   Independence Day Pakistan   August 14th, 1947, Pakistan received its independence from Great Britain along with separating from India. The day is now celebrated with the flag being displayed throughout the country, the President and Prime Minister broadcasting speeches to the nation, 31 gun salute in the...
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Aug 13, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 13th 2014 we celebrate   Awa-Odori Folk Dance Festival   A festival of both dancing and music, held in Tokushima, it is said to have originated in 1587 when the lord of the land wished to celebrate the building of his new castle. The sake flowed so freely that the whole town became drunk and started to dance in an unsteady gait....
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Aug 12, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 12th 2014 we celebrate   Torch Festival Yi people of China   The current celebration started in 1993 and consists of wrestling, horse racing, dance shows and a beauty contest. Historically it is to remember the the wrestler Atilaba who drove away a locust plague using torches. Celebrated by the Yi people, one of the 55 ethnic...
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Aug 11, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 11th 2014 we celebrate   Independence Day Chad   Chad, a country in central Africa, received its independence from France in 1960. As early as 9,000 years ago the area in what is now the northern part of Chad became a good place for human habitation. Having several different empires and cultures living in the area since that...
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Aug 10, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 10th 2014 we celebrate   Melon Day   Celebrated in Turkmenistan since 1994, the day is set aside for the muskmelon or Turkmenbashi melon (named after the first president of Turkmenistan). Turkmenbashi mean leader of the Turkmen, and is what the first president liked to be called. He established the day to celebrate many of the...
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Aug 9, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 9th 2014 we celebrate   National Day Singapore   Celebrating the day when Singapore gained its independence from Malaysia in 1965, the day will have a parade, a speech from the Prime Minister and fireworks at night.   Happy National Day Singapore!   If I have missed anything for this date or if you think I might miss a future...
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Aug 8, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 8th 2014 we celebrate   Name Day the Queen of Sweden   Through out the year in Sweden there are a number of flag days, where it is traditional to fly the flag in recognition. The name day of Queen Silvia of Sweden is one of them. The longest serving Queen consort of Sweden, been enthroned since 1976.   Happy Name Day Queen...
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Aug 7, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 7th 2014 we celebrate   Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri   A new festival (by Japanese standards) started in 1964 in Tohoku, it is now one of the four major festivals of the area.   A parade that now has up to 10,000 individual dancers wearing hanagasa (a hat decorated with artificial flowers) originally had them doing the same...
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Aug 7, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 6th 2014 we celebrate   Independence Day Bolivia   Bolivia, a nation in South America, declared its independence on August 6th, 1825, after years of being ruled by Spain.   The day starts with Congress meeting in the same hall that the Declaration of Independence was signed, Casa de la Libertad. Speeches are given and as are...
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Aug 7, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 4th 2014 we celebrate   Akita Kanto Matsuri   One of the three main festivals of the Tohoku region in Japan, the festival is dedicated to the five grains; wheat, rice, beans, foxtail millet and Chinese millet.   During the festival bamboo poles, reaching over 26 feet in height with 46 paper lanterns shaped like rice bags are...
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Aug 7, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 5th 2014 we celebrate   Aomori Nebuta Matsuri and Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri   In both the Aomori and Hirosaki areas this festival has been celebrated since the 800s. A parade of bamboo and wooden frames covered with paper illustrations depicting famous historical persons as well as samurai warriors. The images will also sometimes...
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Aug 3, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 3rd 2014 we celebrate   Independence Day Niger   A country in west central Africa that received its independence on August 3, 1960. Throughout the country there are festivals celebrating the independence but the day has also been repurposed to be an arbor day as well. Every person in the country is supposed to plant a tree to...
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Aug 2, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 2st 2014 we celebrate   Virgen de los Angeles - Patron Saint of Costa Rica   On August 2, 1653, the story goes that a local woman found a representation of the Virgin Mary. She tried to take this somewhere and twice it reappeared back at the location where she found it. The people then built a shrine where it stood. In 1824, it...
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Aug 1, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On August 1st  2014 we celebrate   The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833   This was the Act of Parliament of Great Britain that outlawed slavery in the British Empire save for a few areas that were covered by other acts. Today mostly celebrated as part of Carnival in the Caribbean, it still an important turning point in the West's...
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Jul 31, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On July 31st 2014 we celebrate   Ka Hae Hawaii day   Hawaii has the distinction of being one of the only areas that the United States has taken within it’s borders that had a reigning monarch at one time and diplomatic relationships throughout the world, the flag of Hawaii represents this. It is the only state flag that has the Union...
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Jul 30, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On July 30th 2014 we celebrate   Enthronement Day Morocco (Aid Al Arch) To celebrate and remember the day that His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Amir Al Mouminine, was enthroned in 1999, the people of Morocco, a country in north west of Africa, sets aside this day. This happens to fall during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan so eating and...
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Jul 29, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On July 29th 2014 we celebrate   International Tiger Day Created in 2010 during the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit, this is a day to celebrate and raise awareness of tiger conservation around the world. With less than 3,200 tigers in the wild, it is good to keep this in mind and see if there is anyway to help.   Also on July 19th  ...
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Jul 28, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On July 28th 2014 we celebrate   Fiestas Patrias Peru (Independence Day) One of the most important holidays in Peru along with Christmas, is the day that General José de San Martín declared independence on July 28th 1821.  Celebrated by the entire country, flags are flown from almost all buildings including houses. as mandated by law...
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Jul 27, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On July 27th 2014 we celebrate   Sleepyhead Day   You do not want to sleep late on July 27th in Finland, the last person to awake in the house get woken by either being thrown in the water (lake or sea) or having water thrown on them them to wake them up.   This goes back to the Middle Ages (the first recorded instance was 1652). It...
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Jul 26, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On July 26th 2014 we celebrate   Independence Day Maldives   A small island nation south of India, that has the distinction of the lowest average elevation at 1.5 meters and lowest highest elevation of only 2.4 meters, celebrates their Independence Day on July 26th from Great Britain in 1965. They have had self rule for most of their...
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Jul 25, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On July 25th 2014 we celebrate   Ebernoe Horn Fair   In the small town Ebernoe Sussex, England is a tradition 100s of years old though it had gone into a dormant period and restarted in the mid 1800s. A cricket match is played and a town fair is held, complete with cake, tea and beer stalls plus bouncy castles and a hot air balloon....
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Jul 24, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On July 24th 2014 we celebrate   Pioneer Day, Utah United States   Celebrating the day when Brigham Young entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, this is a day celebrated by not only those of the Mormon faith but all those who live in the area to commemorate the pioneers who lead the way to the west and settled in the area. Celebrated in...
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Jul 23, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On July 23th 2014 we celebrate   Renaissance Day in Oman   Qaboos bin Said al Said became the Sultan of Oman on July 23, 1970, now known as Renaissance Day, taking over from his father. He ushered in a much more progressive government helping to bring the population to a much higher standard of living. He has also helped to maintain good...
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Jul 22, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On July 12th 2014 we celebrate   Revolution Day - The Gambia   On July 22, 1994 Lieutenant Yahya Jammeh lead the coup that overthrew the government of Gambia because of the leadership failing to bring about the reforms promised. This new government has lasted since then and each July 22 is celebrated as the anniversary of the new country....
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Jul 21, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I’m Jeffrey Johnson   On July 21st 2014 we celebrate   Racial Harmony Day in Singapore   A day to commemorate the 1964 racial riots, when students will reflect on and celebrate the rich racial diversity of Singapore. The day has been celebrated since 1998, with students dressing in traditional clothing and playing traditional games.   Also on July 21st   -...
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Jul 20, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I am your host Jeffrey Johnson   On July 20th 2014 we celebrate   Galla Bayramy, which is held on 3rd Sunday in July   The Wheat Harvest festival in Turkmenistan is celebrate on the 3rd Sunday in July. One of the oldest agricultural regions in the world, the Turkmen have known longer than most of the world how important agriculture is to civilisation. They, of...
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Jul 19, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I am your host Jeffrey Johnson   On July 19th 2014 we recognize Burmese Martyr's Day   On July 19th in 1947 a large percentage of the ruling government were assassinated. Since then the leadership of the nation has held this day to honor those who died in the attack.   That is all I have for today but if I have missed anything or if you think I might miss a...
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Jul 18, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I am your host Jeffrey Johnson   On July 18th 2014 we celebrate   Mandela Day, an international day to celebrate and continue the work of Nelson Mandela.   Mandela was born on July 18th 1918, he fought for the equal rights for people of color in South Africa. The first United Nations Mandela Day was in 2010 but other countries had recognized it in 2009. This is...
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Jul 17, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I am your host Jeffrey Johnson   On July 17th 2014 we celebrate   Constitution Day in South Korea. This is the date when the Korean Constitution was proclaimed in 1948 which was also chosen to coincide to the founding of the Joseon Dynasty in 1392. The day is no longer considered an official day off of work but still a holiday. People will celebrate in their own...
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Jul 16, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I am your host Jeffrey Johnson   Between 11th and the 21st of July in 2014 we celebrate   The Candle Festival in Ubon Ratchathani province in Thailand. During this time people show off their candle carving abilities, there is even a candle sent by the Royal Family to this festival. The highlight of the event is on Khao Phansa the first day of the Buddhist Lent...
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Jul 15, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I am your host Jeffrey Johnson   On July 15th 2014 we celebrate   The birthday of Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. The current ruler of Brunei, a nation on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. He became Sultan in 1967 when his father abdicated the throne. He has since gone on to become the Prime Minister, Head of the Defense Forces, Head of the Finance...
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Jul 14, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I am your host Jeffrey Johnson   On July 14th 2014 we celebrate   Bastille Day as it is referred to in English or La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) also commonly referred to as Le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July). This is to celebrate the day the Bastille was stormed and started the French Revolution in 1789.  It also commemorates the Fête...
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Jul 13, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I am your host Jeffrey Johnson   On July 13th 2014 we recognize   Ireland’s National Day of Commemoration which is held on the Sunday closest to July 11th   This is the day when ceremonies take place to honor those who have died in service of Ireland.  First held in 1985, it replaced several other days that were used to remember those who died in different...
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I am your host Jeffrey Johnson   On July 12th 2014 we celebrate   Independence Day for Independent and Sovereign Republic of Kiribati   In 1979 Kiribati gained it's independence from Great Britain. An island nation in the south pacific straddling the equator it is also the furthest east of all the countries as it is next to the International Date line....
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Jul 11, 2014 Jeffrey J Johnson
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I am your host Jeffrey Johnson   Today is July 11th 2014 and we are celebrating   Maritime Day of China - This is the day when China's greatest sea captain, Zheng He, sailed west some 609 years ago. The ships of China will fly colorful flags and whistle today to mark the event.  Each year there are different themes that will have different events associated with...
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Hello and welcome to Holiday a Day, your daily dose of Holidays, festivals, celebrations and remembrances from around the world.   I am your host Jeffrey Johnson   Today is July 10th 2014 and we are celebrating   Independance day in The Bahamas.  An island nation in the Caribbean which got it's independence from Great Britain in 1973.  Leading up to the 10th are days of festivals throughout the country and culminating with fireworks on the night of the 10th. So Happy Independence Day The...